Black Jamun is an ovoid-shaped edible berry that starts off green and turns crimson or purplish black when mature, with one seed each. It typically develops from May to July and has a unique combination of sweet, sour, and astringent flavors that can leave a grainy after-effect on the tongue. The fruit is rich in glucose and fructose, which impart a sweet taste when it ripens.
Black Jamun is believed to be an effective remedy for chronic ailments, including diabetes. It contains compounds such as peptidoglycan and an oligosaccharide that play a crucial role in lowering sugar levels in individuals with diabetes.